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almost as if he knew it had overflowed from the toilet and the sewer. >> it's happened at least twice now and it's getting frustrating because you can tell when the storm drains are backing up that the drains at the doors are going to go and you're going to take on water and there's nothing you can do. >> reporter: mayor vincent gray set up a task force to try to figure out the reasons for all this flooding in the bloomingdale area. they are supposed to report back to the mayor by december, but residents like derek jones are wishing they would hurry and come up with some resolutions because they say they are tired of living like this. i understand. >> i know it. karen gray houston, thank you for the update. they are putting the finishing touches on the plans for the democratic national convention in charlotte tonight. in a few days president obama will formally accept his party's nomination for a second term. the president is hitting the campaign trail ahead of the convention. during a series of stops he is
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calling the road to charlotte he gave some hints as to what will be included in his speech on the final night. >> thursday night i'm going to offer you what i believe is a better path forward, a path that will grow this economy and create more jobs and strengthen the middle class. >> the first two days of the convention will take place at the time warner cable arena. thursday the convention moves to the bank of america stadium where the president and vice president will accept the party's nomination. this week it was the democrats turn on the sunday talk shows giving a preview of what we'll see at the convention. fox five's melanie alnwick has your sunday talk show roundup. >> reporter: the message machine for the democratic national convention was out in force sunday. one big question, how to defend the president's economic record? on fox news sunday chris wallace pressed obama advisor david axelrod about unemployment going up, income
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going down and debt rising, too. >> just looking at the president's record and those statistics, david, is the average american better off than four years ago? >> i think those auto workers whose industry would have collapsed if the president hadn't intervened are certainly better off. i think that the millions and millions of americans, young americans who have healthcare today who wouldn't have had it if the president hadn't acted are better off. >> reporter: it's a defense that was offered across many channels. >> can you-ly say that people are better off -- honestly say that people are better off today than four years ago? >> no, but that's not the question this election. the question without a doubt, we are not as well off as we were before george bush brought us the bush job losses, the bush recession, the bush deficits. >> people want to know about the first term, very simple. general motors is alive and well and osama bin laden is not and that's what got done. >> reporter: democrats are trying to build a huge ground
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game in the critical swing state of north carolina. the idea is to engage tar heel voters by having many events open to the public. los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa is the convention chairman. >> wove got the most comprehensive and deep -- we've got the most comprehensive and deep ground effort we've ever seen. in fact, this convention is not only going to be the most diverse, op and accessible, it's also -- open and accessible, it's also going to be a working convention. >> reporter: expect speakers to hit also on the president's foreign policy. >> the president has gotten us out of iraq. we're getting out of afghanistan. we've got free trade agreements in latin america. wpresident that brilliantly dealt with the situation in libya. i think what this president has done is restored our prestige abroad. >> reporter: then there's the clinton question. why is the former president taking a primetime role? >> what president clinton will say is if you're looking for a president who can grow the middle class, create that economic expansion, move away
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from the policies of the past that crashed your economy and punished the middle class, then barack obama is your guy. >> reporter: all this begins monday, then some say the real race for the white house gets going. melanie alnwick, fox 5 news. a baltimore county church is now raising money to help a teenager's family pay for medical bills after a school shooting. 17-year-old daniel borowy was shot monday the first day of class at perry hall high school and critically injured and remains hospitalized tonight. now the perry hall family worship center has launched a fundraising website to help his family and are organizing a celebration for when borowy is released from the hospital. you can fine the fundraising site on our website -- find the fundraising site on our website a gas station clark in prince george's county is recovering after a violent encounter with the robber. the gunman came in shortly before 8:00 last night.
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they struggled and the clerk tried to throw a chair at the gunman. the shot was fired hitting him in the upper arm. the robber got away. another big story tonight, the reverend sun myung moon, the south korean head of the unification church died at age 92. he met with world leaders and also did prison time. fox 5's karen gray houston returns with more on his legacy. >> reporter: love him or hate him, the reverend dr. sun myung moon was charismatic and ms. followers of unification church were sometimes called mooneyes. he was accused of brainwashing. >> -- moonies. he was accused of brainwashing. >> people make their own decisions. >> reporter: moon held mass weddings, the services called blessing ceremonies like this one at rfk stadium in 1997. bishop george stalling of
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d.c.'s armani temple was married to a japanese bride in new york city in 2001. >> he would pray and reflect on that process and then bring together two persons. >> reporter: r rend moon also married -- reverend moon also married a couple who did not know each other before their wedding and now they have a 3- year-old daughter. >> he can see and just how to match is the best way to make a peace. >> reporter: named a messiah by himself and followers moon met with world leaders, but he served 13 months in prison in the u.s. in the mid-1980s for fax evasion. moon built an international bissell -- tax evasion. moon built an international business empire including the
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washington times newspaper, resorts, hotels and restaurants. karen gray houston, fox 5 news. >> we're checking weather now, more potential for flooding, right, gwen? >> absolutely. we've got plenty of heavy rainfall to talk about and a look at the holiday monday as well. i'll have the details after the break. 
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take a look at this video
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sent in by one of our viewers tonight. it just shows you how bad the flooding was out there. this is video from first and v vote in northwest d.c. earlier and as you can see, floodwaters are flowing up from a manhole. the entire street appears to be flooded. that is really a very dangerous situation out there and that is what many of you faced in your neighborhood tonight. we did have a flood warning earlier for the district. that has ended. we now still have one to the west of rappahannock which will expire at 12:15, but those pockets of heavy rainfall have been popping up here and there. some of you have seen light, some moderate and some moderate to very heavy rainfall that came down fast and furious. that's what's happened there. the problem is the ground is very saturated from rainfall over the past 24 hours or so and it's not going to end any time soon. we'll continue to see this pattern very unsettled into the
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course of the week. this is a frontal system that's very stationary, but it's going to shied south and not go too far. -- slide south and not go too far. let's go to our weather map and the accumulations. 2.8 south of the d.c. area and some of the other areas less than an inch but it's not over yet. we also have all of this, moisture from the remnants of isaac. this will push slowly east through the mid-atlantic and interact with the frontal system and we are going to be under the gun for most of the week as a result of that. temperatures today 84 at national, 83 dulles and the same at bwi thurgood marshall. temperatures are actually exactly where they should be in terms of our seasonal highs and it's kind of mild out there now with temperatures into the 70s and low 80s, but the humidity is a big factor today. so it felt warmer than it was. it actually felt like it was into the 90s, but that is only causing instability in the atmosphere with all the humidity. here's the frontal system.
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tomorrow it will move its way north as a warm front. once again we'll be set up for showers and storms and with those pockets of heavy rainfall like we saw tonight and the fact the ground is already saturated i wouldn't be surprised if we see more warnings and watches in terms of flash flood conditions in some of our areas. so just be aware of that. if you're heading to the beaches tomorrow, that's another area where storms are possible, 79 to 81 degrees. here's your fox 5 accuweather seven-day forecast. you can see this unsettled pattern lasting right through into thursday. once again the remnants of isaac will push into the mid- atlantic, interact with that frontal system and we'll be isn't as another front also moves in through the course of the week. the end of the week we finally get back to some drier weather and some sunshine. >> can't wait for that. let's turn to sports now. lindsay murphy has a sneak peek of nissan sports xtra. what's going on? >> i go one on 1 coming up with bryce harper to talk about his rookie season, plus the
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countdown is on. find out when stephen strasburg's last outing will be and when you can see him again. >> plus we break down the running backs for the redskins next on nissan sports xtra. >> sound good that. does it for us. fox 5 news always on sports xtra is two minutes away. have a great week!
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